With over 300 photos accumulating on my iPhone, it was time to off load them to iPhoto. Recently, I’d purchased a new MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard 10.6.3), and although I’d synced to iTunes, it was the first time for iPhoto. However, when I opened iPhoto 09 and then connected my iPhone, nothing happened. Looking into Image Capture, it said I didn’t have a camera connected, however it was sitting there in iTunes perfectly happy.
After much troubleshooting involving changing settings in iPhoto, trying to edit .plists (non-existant on my system), and other crap suggested on other sites, I finally found the answer. This blog hit the nail on the head, and my problems were solved.
It appears that something in either the iPhone or iPhoto code doesn’t like pictures downloaded to the camera roll. In my camera roll, I had downloaded some photos from the internet and also some photos from emails. After searching for those images and deleting them, my iPhone showed up in iPhoto 09.
What I wanted….
- Headphones that sounded decent, not audiophile quality.
- Remote control for the iPhone with a mic.
- Cans that wouldn’t fall out of my ears when I turn my head.
The stock iPhone headphones provided 75% of my needs. They would just fall out of my ears whenever I turned my head or moved. So I bought a $30 pair of inner-ear cans, which also provided 75% of my needs. Every time the wires moved (97% of my listening time), it was annoying beyond usability. Inner-ear headphones can go to hell from now one.
Was there a 100% effective solution for me at a decent price? I think yes!
A trip to the “dollar store” (100 Yen store here on this side of the Pacific), led me to a package of foam earphone covers. With these babies applied to the stock headphones, I get my decent sound (some will argue), mic, remote, portability, and they don’t fall out of my ears!
I thought I had outgrown this phase, but I’m beginning to create another headphone graveyard. I had a headphone graveyard back in Sea-town, and now I’m making another one here in K-town. These will have to do until I can afford my Sennheiser HD-25-II’s.
Ever since I upgraded to iComic v1.4, my manga got wiped out and I couldn’t download. I think the problem was with the new directory/folder structures… who knows. We’ll today I got my manga back with the iComic 2.0 upgrade. It has a new interface. It seems to still be a bit buggy, but I can deal with it. I’m just so happy to be able to read my manga on the bus again.
iComic for the iPhone 3G was released recently, and is available at the App store for 99 cents still. I just downloaded it, and after playing with it for a little while I’m really happy with the improvements. The navigation has completely changed, so when I first popped it open I couldn’t figure out how to get it to work.
First of all, “swipes” are recognized. If you’re viewing a full page, just swipe right or left to turn pages. A double tap will zoom in and out one level, to zoom further you’ll have to pinch. Once zoomed in you can navigate forward and backward by clicking on the left and right bottom corners. To get back to the main menu, just tap the top-left corner.
The reason this is a great update is because with the previous tapping method, I used to turn pages when I’d want to zoom or pan. Now I don’t have this problem, as zooming and panning works when it’s supposed to, and page turning works when it’s supposed to. Very nice.
With the popularity of manga, I thought there’d be tons of manga apps out there, but there isn’t. After searching for quite a while, I finally came across iComic v1.0 at the iTunes App Store by Y. Yamamoto. I guess this app originally was loadable (and probably still is) if you were working on a jailbroken iPhone. I’m not, so I downloaded the app for 99 cents. While the app is pretty simple to use, the English documentation is somewhat lacking, so I thought I’d provide an in-depth review.